Winnipeg Historic Sites & Interpretive Centres
There are endless activities to be enjoyed at this downtown attraction. A gathering place for 6,000 years, the area was the hub of the western fur trade as early settlement began. Later it became the home of the Canadian National Railway's maintenance shops. Today the site is the city's top tourist attaction and includes a 9-acre interpretive park and adjoins the Assiniboine RiverWalk and River Trail. Explore the outdoor attractions or head indoors to the market or Johnston Terminal for unique shops and restaurants.
Resting along the Red River in Winnipeg, the Riel House National Historic Site was once the family home of the Métis leader and founder of Manitoba, Louis Riel. Although he never actually resided in this traditional French Canadian farmhouse, it was here that Riel’s body lay for two days following his execution in December of 1885. His family members continued to live in the home up until 1969. In 1970, the Riel House was bought by Parks Canada and restored to its original 1886 style. Visitors can now tour through this piece of Canadian History and learn the stories behind the Riel family.
The Farm & Food Discovery Centre is a fun destination exploring the science & technology of healthy food for Manitoba & the world. FFDC features hands-on exhibits, viewing into hog barns, ultrasound, tractor cab, grocery scanner, computer games, chemistry of food, & specially engineered bike. It includes parking, bus drop-off, picnic area, river lots, guided tours & venues for events, meetings. The Centre is located at University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station.
This meeting place for the aboriginal peoples of the area is open to all and serves as a center for information and understanding. Experience the traditional teachings and foods of the First Nations people.